Investigation into shooting in Newport Tipperary

The Garda Ombudsman is investigating an incident this morning on Old Cork  Newport in Co Tipperary in which a man died.

A man fatally shot himself after being pulled over by gardai.

It is understood gardai reported that the man opened fire after being stopped for erratic driving.

The incident happened just before 8pm and was referred to the Ombudsman by the Garda Commissioner.

An investigative team is now on the scene of the incident and the area has been sealed off.

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